David Howell plays Ely City
On Saturday, David Howell visited Ely to play 18 holes. This all came about as Fred Doughty (Ely member & David's father in law) asked if I would like a game with David. I jumped at the chance to play with a Ryder Cup star but I wanted to share it with as many members as I could and it snow balled from there with us running a raffle to give two members the chance to play alongside David.
David Howell played some great golf as he shot an eight-under-par round of 64. David was accompanied for the first nine holes by the club captain David Woods, raffle winner Luke Ryan and me. For the second half of his round, the English ace was joined by one of my assistant's Paul Geen, Club Chairman Ian Bridgeman and raffle winner Ian Macrea.
The highlight of David's round was a brilliant eagle at the 4th hole. Having found the fairway, he drilled a 3-wood 240 yards into wind to within 12 feet of the flag before holing a left-to-right breaking putt. There was another eagle for David on the 13th hole after finding the fairway he pulled his second shot left of the green but then proceeded to hole his chip.
During my 9 holes with David, I asked lots of questions about his experiences in the Ryder Cup and how he handled himself during such a big occasion. It was also great to hear about his success in the BMW Championship and most recently his victory at the Dunhill Links at St Andrews. It was a pleasure to spend time with David and hopefully we can do this again in the future.
David is now playing 7 weeks straight on the European Tour including the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool and I'm sure we will be watching his progress.
Attention all members
On Saturday our new taster ladies will be starting their 4 hole games. This will start at 3:00 and we have 14 ladies taking part. We advise that any members who wish to play at this time start from the 10th, thank you for your cooperation.
ATTENTION ALL LADIES
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Ladies Banks Cup
1st - Laura Todd 77
2nd - Maureen Hagen 79
3rd - Linda Steele 81
Men's Monthly Medal
Overall Winner - Sam Mansfield 67
1st - Terry Foster 68
2nd - James Seymour 69
3rd - Josh Bailey 69
1st - Karl Tattam 68
2nd - Robert Braybrooke 70
3rd - Richard Lowe 70
1st - Simon Martin 72
2nd - Karl Mackender 77
3rd - Paul Turner 80
Club Foursomes Championship
Scratch 1st - Christopher Nixon & Bryan Graham 73
2nd - Mark Bissett & Jamie Bissett 77
Handicap 1st - Mark Bissett & Jamie Bissett 68
2nd - Alan Todd & Tom Gooch 73
Mid Week Medal
1st - Rowan Shergold 71
2nd - Tristan Frear 73 3rd - Mark Bissett 74
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